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How Did Lisa Vanderpump Become the Queen of Pride?

Pride Month kicked off with a blaze in Los Angeles and Lisa Vanderpump was the spark. Rocking a rainbow boa, sparkly silver dress, large hat, and rainbow parasol, the 58-year-old former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star looked festive attending the LA Pride parade on June 9, and she wasn’t alone. Husband Ken Todd also rocked the rainbow look featuring multicolored pom poms and a rainbow-printed shirt. Even their dog looked dapper in rainbow boas for the occasion.

Best of all? Lisa Vanderpump was carried by a particularly handsome police officer throughout the festival. While 93% of officers are wary of the dangers on the job, this officer looked more than happy to cater to Vanderpump’s needs. But she didn’t suffer from an ankle sprain that day; in this case, she simply needed a hand getting on her Rolls Royce convertible. The newly dubbed “Patron Saint of Pride” has always been a supporter for LGBTQ+ rights, even when she appeared on the hit show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Before her grand display at LA Pride on Sunday, she worked with The Trevor Project to release a public service announcement regarding suicide.

Additionally, Vanderpump’s own show Vanderpump Rules has always had an episode that vocalizes her support for Pride Month, ranging all the way back to season one. Each year, she sports a different pride-inspired look for the parade and her countless parties. Even though 28% of consumers love vanilla the best, her ensemble is anything but. Typically featuring an array of rainbow colors and flamboyant hats, Vanderpump is always ready to make a statement, whether it’s dressing up or throwing a catered party for 50 LGBTQ+ mayors from the area. At least there are over 50,000 burger joints across the United States to choose from for catering. For her contributions to the LGBTQ+ community, she even received the Ally Leadership Award from Equality California back in 2015. Unfortunately, her appearance at LA Pride wasn’t all fun and games. Vanderpump’s recent display was the first time she appeared on the red carpet since announcing her departure from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after nine seasons on the show.

In light of Vanderpump’s recent announcement, Andy Cohen wishes Lisa nothing but the best. As for LVP leaving the show, no one will ever replace her,” Cohen said in an interview regarding Vanderpump’s absence from the RHOBH reunion episode. “I am so glad that we will continue to see more of Lisa in all of her glory on Vanderpump Rules. I guess that’s what mitigates the loss of her from Beverly Hills. She will always be the queen of diamonds in the Bravo universe,” he finished. But it seems like Vanderpump is more than a queen of Bravo. With her contributions to the LGBTQ+ community, she has firmly situated herself as the patron saint of LA Pride.


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